Life is like a box of chocolates—it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet chocolate at Hedonist Artisan Chocolates on South Avenue.
Hedonist Artisan Chocolates specializes in handcrafting a wide variety of sweet delights hewn from French chocolate and all-natural ingredients. Saunter into the shop wearing a wide apron for gathering truffles, such as the 10 classic truffles, flavored with hints of espresso, hazelnut, and white mint ($20). Those in search of an offbeat flavor combination can tingle tongues with the pistachio-ginger bark, which delivers goody-encrusted shards of semisweet chocolate sprinkled with salt ($10 for a 5-oz. bag). Bits of dried apricots, candied orange peels, and a blend of cranberries and pecans help comprise each 10-piece fruit-and-nut collection, finally providing something to stow in your secret lockbox since your pet rock collection ran away ($20). The chocolatier crafts each creation in small batches to ensure that each piece is individually nurtured into a miniature culinary masterpiece.